Matt Nagy ‘feels really good’ about where Bears are at offensively
The Chicago Bears are not known as an offensive team, as their stout defense is what carried them to 12 wins and an NFC North division title this past year. But that doesn’t mean their offense isn’t improving, and on Tuesday, Bears head coach Matt Nagy said he “feels really good” about where the Bears are offensively, according to Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. of Windy City Gridiron.
Chicago ranked 21st in the league in total offense in 2018, but it made the most of its opportunities, as it also ranked ninth in points per game, though that was bolstered by the defense.
With Mitchell Trubisky entering a critical third season and the Bears having a deep backfield and a group of talented young receivers, Chicago could end up having a decent offense in 2019.
Of course, no one is expecting the Bears to be elite on that side of the ball, but Nagy probably isn’t blowing smoke by saying he likes what he has seen from the offensive unit thus far.
While Chicago traded Jordan Howard, it added two other running backs this offseason, drafting David Montgomery and signing Mike Davis to go along with Tarik Cohen in the backfield. The Bears are also hoping for a healthy season out of wide receiver Allen Robinson and are likely expecting a more consistent second year out of Anthony Miller.
Chicago’s playoff appearance this past season represented the franchise’s first trip to the playoffs since the 2010 season. However, the Bears have not made back-to-back postseason appearances since the 2006-07 season, which also happened to be the last time they made it to the Super Bowl.